Confessions of a White Savior: Peace Corps and the White Savior Complex (Pt.1)

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Confessions of a White Savior: Peace Corps and the White Savior Complex (Pt.1)

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:05 pm

Bach completing a medical procedure on a child. Photo from No White Saviors.

Michele Naideck
January 13, 2019

What I have found myself deeply caught in, now, in early 2019, is the political, cultural, and socio-economic reverberations of the ‘white savior complex’, which I unwittingly contribute to as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

At its best, the white savior complex perpetuates the stereotype of the altruistic western ‘savior’ while reaffirming that the helpless, pitiful people they are trying to benefit cannot ‘save’ themselves and need help from wealthier western countries.At its worst, white saviorism is destructive. Harmful. Even fatal.

Essentially, she was learning medicine through practicing on live children. It is not so surprising then to find out an unknown number of children died in her care at the SHC health center (unknown, because the organization did not take proper protocol following death - the number of children who died at the hands of her human experimentation could not be accurately counted) The health center was shut down in 2015 and an investigation is ongoing

Foreigner attention and funding therefore encourages a cycle of family separation instead of creating opportunities for the family and community’s educational and economic development. Children are forcibly separated from their families so that they can be a tourist attraction for westerners.

They were celebrating us – our presence, our help. But it seemed to us that the local workers – the health educators, doctors, construction workers – were far more capable and completed far more important and higher quality work than we did. So why were we being celebrated and not them?

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Re: Confessions of a White Savior: Peace Corps and the White Savior Complex (Pt.1)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:00 pm

More information on Renee Bach.
29 September 2018

Renee Bach: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Updated Jun 24, 2019
A Christian missionary is being sued in Ugandan court after two mothers accused her of pretending to be a doctor and accidentally killing their children. Renee Bach, 35, is the founder of Serving His Children (SHC), a nonprofit organization created to combat malnutrition in Uganda. The lawsuit alleges Bach killed hundreds of children by attempting to treat them without any medical training.
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